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Food program OK'd for kids

Clarkston Board of Education approved pilot implementation of the Blessings in a Backpack program, Feb. 14. "Families don't struggle with food Monday through Friday," said Bruce Martin, Andersonville Elementary principal, the school testing the program....more >>
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Clarkston's Got Talent

Singing, magic tricks and dancing were just a few treats from Clarkston Elementary's talent show on Feb. 11. Even Principal Dana Pennanen and the staff took to the stage, dancing to the "Cha Cha Slide....more >>
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'Souper' work

Sashabaw Middle School Junior Optimists Emma Whaley, vice president, Secretary Hannah Grindling, President C.J. Hughes, and classmates collected 210 canned and non-perishable food items during their Second Annual Souper Bowl of Caring....more >>

District's enrollment drops by 36 students

The trickle down effect of the economy might be finally catching up with Oxford Community Schools as the district reported a decrease of 36 students after the Wednesday, Feb. 9 count day....more >>

Drug bust, illnesses at OMS dance

A Valentine's dance at Oxford Middle School Feb. 18 resulted in a drug bust, reports of multiple illnesses and a rumor that someone had spiked the pop served to students. An Oakland County Sheriff's deputy was dispatched to the school after it was discovered that two students, ages 13 and 14, allegedly smuggled marijuana into the dance for seventh and eighth-graders....more >>
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Strong, Morawski win brake competition

Glory isn't always achieved on some athletic field or in a classroom or even on a stage. Sometimes glory is attained in an auto shop where greasy hands armed with wrenches and screwdrivers engage in the ultimate battle of man versus machine....more >>

District OKs $31K purchase of special needs bus

Oxford Community Schools is in the bus purchasing business. At the Board of Education meeting on Monday, Feb. 14, the board approved the purchase of a used lift bus for special needs students at the cost of $31,000....more >>
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New clinic builds basketball, social skills

The future of basketball in Oxford looks pretty bright thanks to a clinic program started by Shawn Regan. "It was a little bigger than I thought it would be," said Regan, who teaches physical education at Daniel Axford and Clear Lake elementaries A total of 38 second-grade boys and 28 girls from Daniel Axford participated in the fall and winter basketball clinics Regan established during the current school year....more >>
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Winterfest is the best!

Samme Hein scarfs down some jello....more >>
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Jammin' in their jammies!

Leonard Elementary fifth-graders showed off their musical skills last week by putting on a recorder concert for their schoolmates and parents. Dubbed a "Pajama Jam," the talented kids performed while wearing their favorite bedtime attire....more >>
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Pump up the spirit!

Oxford High School got pumped up for the annual Winterfest basketball game Friday night with a pep assembly. Wacky games, friendly competition between classes and lots of cheering were all part of the fun....more >>
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Born October 22nd
1882: N.C. Wyeth, painter famous for his illustrations of Treasure Island and Robin Hood.
1887: John Reed, American journalist, poet and revolutionary, (Ten Days That Shook the World).
1903: George Beadle, American geneticist.
1919: Doris Lessing, novelist (Children of Violence, The Golden Notebook).
1920: Timothy Leary, American psychologist who experimented with psychedelic drugs.
October 22nd
in history
1955: The prototype of the F-105 Thunder Chief makes its maiden flight. Republic Aircraft's F-105 Thunderchief, better known as the 'Thud,' was the Air Force's warhorse in Vietnam.
1962: U.S. reveals Soviet missile sites in Cuba. President Kennedy orders a naval and air blockade on further shipment of military equipment to Cuba. Following a confrontation that threatens nuclear war, Kennedy and Khrushchev agree on October 28 on a formula to end the crisis. On November 2 Kennedy reports that Soviet missile bases in Cuba are being dismantled.
1964: Jean Paul Satre declines the Nobel Prize for Literature.
1966: The Soviet Union launches Luna 12 for orbit around the moon
1972: Operation Linebacker I, the bombing of North Vietnam with B-52 bombers, ends. The war in neighboring Cambodia goes from bad to worse.